ACQ (Amy Cervini Quartet) CD Release Event at 55 Bar April 23


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The ACQ (Amy Cervini Quartet) will be at the 55 Bar on April 23, 2007 from 7 - 9 PM to celebrate the release of their debut CD, Famous Blue. The ACQ is an exciting addition to the New York City jazz scene, stretching the boundaries of traditional vocal jazz repertoire and creating new sounds. Their debut album features songs by Leonard Cohen, Jonatha Brooke, Edgar Meyer, Fiona Apple, Leslie Feist, Weezer, young new composer/arranger/producer Oded Lev-Ari as well as some standard jazz repertoire by Cole Porter and Billie Holiday. The band will also be performing songs by Jack Johnson, Cake, Camille and Jacques Brel. The ACQ features vocalist Amy Cervini, pianist Michael Cabe, bassist Mark Lau and drummer Ernesto Cervini. ACQ also features accordion playing by many of its members, clarinet by their multifaceted drummer and outstanding background vocals from the entire band.

Amy Cervini is a regular at New York clubs including Birdland, The 55 Bar, The Knitting Factory, The Jazz Standard, Cornelia Street Caf and Joe's Pub. She has also appeared at numerous clubs and concert halls around the world; from Toronto to Tel-Aviv. Ms. Cervini is currently a member of the New York-based vocal jazz group Monday Off who released their long-awaited, self-titled sophomore CD in December 2006. Amy made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 singing with the New York Pops Orchestra as part of their 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration. She shared the stage with Bucky Pizzarelli, Christine Ebersole, Peter Appleyard and sang in the debut performance of a selection from a new musical written by Kathie Lee Gifford. Ms. Cervini also premiered the part of “Obum" in Patricia Burgess' jazz opera, “Reflections of the Watermoon" at New York City's Merkin Hall. Amy is also a member of Numinous+, a group conducted by Joseph Phillips and featuring his compositions. She will be part of a recording in Spring 2007 featuring Phillips' 70-minute work, Vipassana.

DATE: April 23, 2007
TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
VENUE: The 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, New York, NY
COVER: No Cover
PERFORMERS: ACQ (Amy Cervini Quartet)
Amy Cervini - vocals
Michael Cabe - piano, accordion, background vocals
Mark Lau - bass, background vocals
Ernesto Cervini - drums, clarinet, background vocals

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